Publication Date: October 3, 2023
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Ages 8 to 11
A heartfelt middle grade eco-adventure, full of friendship and self-discovery, perfect for fans of Dan Gemeinhart and Gary D. Schmidt.
Jake Rizzi is about to spend the summer at his great-aunt’s cabin in the mossy, sodden Oregon backwoods. His parents seem to need a break from him and his ADHD. He tries not to take it personally, but isn’t sure about his aunt’s off-the-grid lifestyle and strange stories about a turtle with a ruby-colored shell.
Soon, Jake learns that the turtle is more than a myth. And thanks to a viral article online, strangers from all over have arrived to search for it – including a sinister animal poacher and two towering Swedes. Jake feels sure that finding the turtle will change how people see him and his “attention issues” but to do that he’ll need help from his new friend, Mia.
When things turn dangerous, Jake has to decide what matters more: Personal glory or protecting the wonders of nature.
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